Factors determining vulnerability to diarrhoea during and after severe floods in Bangladesh.

@article{Hashizume2008FactorsDV,
  title={Factors determining vulnerability to diarrhoea during and after severe floods in Bangladesh.},
  author={Masahiro Hashizume and Yukiko Wagatsuma and Abu S. G. Faruque and Taiichi Hayashi and Paul R Hunter and Ben Armstrong and David A Sack},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={323-32}
}
This paper identifies groups vulnerable to the effect of flooding on hospital visits due to diarrhoea during and after a flood event in 1998 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The number of observed cases of cholera and non-cholera diarrhoea per week was compared to expected normal numbers during the flood and post-flood periods, obtained as the season-specific average over the two preceding and subsequent years using Poisson generalised linear models. The expected number of diarrhoea cases was estimated in… CONTINUE READING

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